New Zealand’s only startup programme for interactive games businesses and indie games, the KiwiGameStarter, is back. Submissions close late August.
Last year Joe Chang’s Eyemobi took the award with procedurally-generated horror game Phantasmal. After an early review by Pewdiepie and a successful Kickstarter campaign, the game has developed considerably and is now available via Steam Early Access, where it has a 9/10 user rating.
Eyemobi game Phantasmal
This year, the winning game will receive $10,000 in folding, plus goods and services from Autodesk, Unity, Pursuit Public Relations, Hudson Gavin Martin, and mentoring from other game developers. A second prize has been added this year, offering up $5000, a Unity 3D Pro license and mentoring.
The submission deadline is 28 August, with the winner announced during this year’s NZGDC on 10 September.